Children’s Mercy and Vibrant Health Join Forces to Deliver Greater Health Care Access and Services in Wyandotte County
Children’s Mercy and Vibrant Health have entered into an affiliation to serve the health care needs of children in our community and increase access, services and convenience for even more families in the medically underserved area of Wyandotte County.
To commemorate the affiliation, resulting in an expanded ability to meet community needs, the clinic, formerly known as Children’s Mercy West, has been renamed Vibrant Health, Cordell D. Meeks, Jr. Clinic, in affiliation with Children’s Mercy.
“The health and well-being of children, especially those most vulnerable, is the foundation that guides everything we do,” said Rob Steele, MD, MBA, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Children’s Mercy. “Working collaboratively with Vibrant Health, a trusted and proven partner in pediatric care, we are honoring Judge Meeks’ legacy through our aligned missions and extending our reach to even more children and adolescents.”
The Children’s Mercy and Vibrant Health affiliation makes possible integrated primary care for an estimated 37,000 pediatric patient visits per year, and provides even greater access to education, outreach and service offerings such as pharmacy and laboratory. Adults treated at other Vibrant Health locations also will be able to use select services at the clinic.
“We are thrilled to be affiliating with Children’s Mercy,” said Patrick Sallee, CEO of Vibrant Health. “Through this affiliation, we look forward to continuing to provide high-quality, affordable care to the growing number of families we serve in Wyandotte County.”
Vibrant Health, the largest non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center in Wyandotte County, is already actively engaged in the Children’s Mercy Pediatric Care Network. The Cordell D. Meeks, Jr. Clinic is a Certified Patient-Centered Medical Home, which serves as the primary care clinic where children and adolescents receive all their coordinated health care.